Learn to Ski at Canaan
Canaan Valley Resort offers one of the premier ski locations in the Mid-Atlantic for newcomers to the sport. Over 30% of our terrain is dedicated to beginners and Timber Trail is a guest favorite (1.25 miles long). A dedicated beginners area and trail for lessons has been added to the ski area.Critters Crawl, the new beginner trail, also features a magic carpet to make getting around a lot easier! Group and private lessons are available.
Learn to Ski/Board Package
Canaan Valley Resort makes it affordable to learn how to ski or snowboard. Our “Learn to Ski or Board” package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast, a day lift ticket, choice ski/snowboard rental, beginners group lesson, plus Beech Club privileges (indoor pool, fitness center, whirlpool and sauna), inclusive. *Lesson times are offered 10am, 12pm, and 2pm daily and offered on a first come/first serve basis.
Reservations: 800-622-4121 or Book Online.
$99 per person/based on double occupancy
Learn how to ski or board in our beginner group lessons which are designed to offer individuals the opportunity to learn with other individuals. Learn how to move through the snow in a safe, fun environment, stopping and turning with others. Classes meet at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Register/check-in at the Ski School Desk at least one hour before class time; lesson will be scheduled on a first come/first serve basis. *Ski Lesson – minimum age 7 / Snowboard Lesson – minimum age 9.
|Beginner Group Lesson||Adult||Junior|
|1.5 hr Group Lesson (Value or Prime Season)||$30||$25|
Private skiing or snowboarding lessons are available from our top instructors. Learn how to ski or board and enjoy a great winter activity. Sharpen those skills that may be giving you a little trouble. Lesson times: 9am, 10:15am, 12pm, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm. *Minimum age ski: 3 / Minimum age board: 9
|Additional person, per hour||$65||$45|
The Canaan Cub Club
The perfect place for young children to learn how to ski with kids their own age and ability (age 5-8). Children will learn to move through the snow with qualified instructors. Rates include lift ticket, rental, lesson and helmet rental (plus lunch for full day students). Space in class is limited, advanced reservations required by calling 304-866-4121 ext. 2630.
|Half Day||Full Day|
The Mountain Adventure
Perfect for children ages 9-15 who are ready to hit the slopes with a qualified instructor. With lessons in the morning and afternoon, there’s plenty of time to practice and have lunch in-between. Include lift ticket, rental, lessons and helmet rental (plus lunch for full day students). Space in class is limited, advanced reservations required by calling 304-866-4121 ext. 2630.
|Half Day||Full Day|
|Value Season – Ski or Board||$70||$110|
|Prime Season – Ski or Board||$90||$140|
|Value Season – Without Rentals||$60||$90|
|Prime Season – Without Rentals||$80||$120|
- Reservations are strongly encouraged. Availability of instructors is limited.
- A cancellation fee of $50 will be applied to guest’s credit card with less than a 24 hour notice.
- Lessons meet at the Children’s Ski & Play School check-in desk located on the first floor of the Ski School Building.
- All students must purchase a lift ticket and rental (unless otherwise stated).
- The use of helmets (especially for children) is highly recommended for the safety of the child, and therefore are included with the price of Children’s Ski & Play programs.
- All children must be potty trained.
- Afternoon half days are not available.
Canaan Valley Resort offers a host of Specialty Programs for advanced levels skiers and boarders. Please inquire.
Advanced Group Lessons
Advanced lessons (skill level 5 and up) are available for those skiers or boarders that wish to develop their skills and advance on the mountain. Instruction is one hour in length, and classes are offered daily at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. *Ski Lesson – minimum age 7 / Snowboard Lesson – minimum age 9. Reservations suggested by calling 304-866-4121 x2630.
|Advanced Group Lessons||Adult||Jr/Sr|
|1 hr. Group Lesson (anytime)||$50||$45|